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External Advisory Committee

Membership to the EAC will include nationally recognized experts in clinical and translational research, basic research, community based research, research in health disparities and representatives from industry and prominent members of the community.


  • Jeannette Ickovics, PhD

    Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychology; Director, Social and Behavioral Sciences Program; Director, Community Alliance for Research & Engagement (CARE). Yale University. Area of expertise: Community-Based Participatory Research

  • Charlie Flexner, MD

    Professor, Medicine, and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, and International Health (Bloomberg School of Public Health), Johns Hopkins University. Area of expertise: Clinical Research Training

  • Antonio Anzueto, MD

    Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary/ Critical Care Medicine. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, NYU. Area of Expertise: Clinical Trials

  • Jesse Roman, MD

    Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine. University of Louisville, KY. Area of expertise: Translational Research

  • Luis Pedraza, MS

    Industrial Organizational Psychologist. Area of expertise: Community

  • Barbara Segarra, MS

    Associate Director, MS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Academic Coordinator and Post-doctoral MS in Clinical Research, UPR Medical Sciences Campus. Area of expertise: Community

  • Paul A Harris , PhD

    Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
    Director, Office of Research Informatics
    Vanderbilt University
    Area of expertise: Biomedical Informatics




The project is supported by grant U54 RR 026139-01A1 (RCMI Clinical and Translational Research award, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus) from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR or NIH.


The Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium is a collaborative project of the the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, Universidad Central del Caribe and Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences.